Do you have questions about your weaving? This is a roundup of our most helpful blog posts for you to refer to once your loom is warped and you're ready to weave.
What is a balanced beat and how do I know if I have it? Achieving a balanced beat (also known as balanced weave) means that the number of weft picks per inch are the same as the number of warp ends per inch, and thus the warp and weft are equally visible. Many of our patterns call for a balanced beat, or very close to it.
Sampling is like making a sketch - you learn more about your materials, your sett, how things wash, shrinkage rate, and how the finished textile behaves. Sampling isn’t all just about practical weaving knowledge - for me it’s also about having something fun and trying something I wouldn’t typically make.
Tips for Keeping Weaving Project Records
Weaving project records are an important part of your weaving practice. A good record also helps you gain confidence as a weaver, because if something went wrong (or right!) you know to avoid it or do it again.
How To Weave With Pickup Sticks
One of the most efficient ways for rigid-heddle weavers to make a third or fourth shed, and break the over/under configuration of plain weave is the pickup stick.
How To Fix A Broken Warp Thread
Regardless of how careful a weaver you are, we all break warp threads. Whatever the reason is, a broken warp thread does not spell disaster (or ugliness!) for your finished textile - you likely have all the tools to fix it already.
How To Weave Overshot on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Curious about overshot? The videos at the bottom of this post tell you how to try overshot on a rigid heddle loom.